Politics is dangerous ground, and I have always avoided talking about it for fear that someone would shoot me down with negative comments on my negative attitude about it. Please keep an open mind while you read this and know that I am not directing this at any one person.
I am trying to keep up with my Dad's tradition of reading the Book of Mormon in the morning during breakfast. A few mornings ago, I read something that stated clearly what I felt about politics. At this point in time the Nephites are who the scripture is referring to, and Nephi is about to have a revelation about the chief judge murdered by his brother so he can fill the judgment seat. The reference is Helaman 7:4-5
4. And seeing the people in a state of such awful wickedness, and those Gadianton robbers filling the judgment-seats--having usurped the power and authority of the land; laying aside the commandments of God, and not in the least aright before him; doing no justice unto the children of men;This is how I feel about the government. I couldn't say it better myself. I didn't vote, and many people may spit at me for it. Even if someone I would have really wanted to get in office actually made it, someone controlled by the devil would find a way to get him out of office. The Book of Mormon is written for our time. Why do you think that? Right before Christ came to the people in the Americas, the government was filled with wicked men, and there was nothing any righteous person could do about it. I feel it is going to be the exact same this second coming I am waiting for. Maybe even worse.
5. Condemning the righteous because of their righteousness; letting the guilty and the wicked go unpunished because of their money; and moreover to be held in office at the head of the government, to rule and do according to their wills, that they might get gain and glory of the world, and, moreover, that they might the more easily commit adultery, and steal, and kill, and do according to their wills--
In that reference it says, "Condemning the righteous because of their righteousness". What happened when the gospel was restored? The pioneers were mobbed, murdered, driven from place to place in the dead of winter with shoes that were falling apart. What did the government do when they asked for help? ABSOLUTELY NOTHING. They were Americans too. Any other religious group or any group for that matter that would have that kind of torment put on them would have gotten help from the government. They were turned aside like dust in the wind and actually people could legally kill them thanks to Governor Boggs.
These are the last days and the most evil of times. I feel that if I just follow the Lord, everything will end the way He wants and I will be on the right side of the battle. These are my feelings, and belief. Believe what you will. Just stay on the right side of the battle. Stand fast with the Lord.